Why go to the Parade of Homes?

Why go to the Parade of Homes? To get GREAT decorating ideas!  This is one of the major reasons most go to Parade of Homes and then wind up wanting the home they see, to build one similar and tweak it to their taste or to simply recreate what they Read More

Tips to Spring Clean FASTER!

  DO WHAT IT TAKES!  Make doormats welcoming by cleaning them as they are what helps you keep your house clean from the entry of your home.  Shake them, wash them and even swat them with a broom the old fashion way.  Keep them clean to do some of the Read More


  PACK IT UP!  If you are able, do the packing yourself.  This can drastically reduce the moving company’s cost to you as that is a major part of the job.  Packing yourself also gives you peace of mind knowing what is in what box and that your belongings have Read More

Ways to Stage during the Holidays

Don’t be afraid to adorn your humble abode with some holiday cheer! The less-is-more mindset with a neutral tone works great.  Some touches of evergreen and pine cones with twinkling white lights can add that elegant cheerfulness you are looking for without overwhelming a potential buyer. Before untangling all your Read More


What will it cost me to sell this property? This question goes through your head, however, some are afraid to ask it out loud.  Don’t be.  Who pays the commission and how much is an important inquiry that affects you directly as a home buyer/seller.  Understanding how commission works makes Read More

Some important FAQ’s for Home Buyers

Should I talk with a bank before looking at homes? The answer to the question is YES!  There are tons of reasons why you should talk with a lender.  Please see the Preferred Lender TAB on our site.  This is a great place to start.  First and foremost, talking with a lender Read More

DO’s AND DON’Ts For First Time Home Buyers

DO’s  AND DON’Ts For First Time Home Buyers DO know your credit score Check your credit score before beginning the home buying process so you know where you stand. The better your credit, the better the terms of your loan. Our mortgage specialists on the Preferred Lenders TAB are ready Read More


This is one of the most fun events of the year in Minnesota for home owners, future home owners dreaming, stagers, designers, builders and the list goes on.  It’s a great way to dream, see what you like, don’t like and also what you may not have thought of. Spoiler Read More

Curb Appeal, there is only ONE first impression!

You don’t want to take the outside of your home’s looks for granted just because you are selling the home itself.  You are selling the structure, the lot it’s on, and its amenities (inside and out).  The first thing the potential buyer sees when they pull up, in all of Read More

HOA or No HOA, That is the Question

What is an HOA?  A Home Owners Association (HOA) is an organization of homeowners of a particular subdivision, condominium or planned unit development. The purpose of a home owners association is to provide a common basis for preserving, maintaining and enhancing their homes and property. The top benefits of an HOA: Properly protected property Read More

Simple but effective steps to an outstanding Open House

Light it up! Your temptation may be to close some curtains to hide what you may view as flaws, but don’t.  Open up curtains and blinds to give the feel of openness that the potential buyers are looking for.  Turn on lights and let any bling you have sparkle! Why do Read More